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Study: US regime has killed 20-30 million people since WW2

American war machine George Bush

After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those …

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Are we evolving beyond capitalism?

Evolving beyond capitalism

The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century dream: the forced destruction of the market from above. For much of the 20th century this was how the left conceived the first stage of …

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US mission in Benghazi was a CIA operation

When the bodies of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya, arrived at Andrews Air Force Base after the Sept. 11 attack, they were greeted by the president, the vice president and the secretaries of state and defense. Conspicuously absent was CIA Director David Petraeus. Officials …

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The inevitable decline of retail

Online shopping is rippling through the economy, affecting not just retail but energy consumption and the job market. Correspondent Marc A. responded to my recent entry Is Anybody Else Tired of Buying and Owning Stuff? (September 7, 2012) with an informed commentary on how online shopping is affecting the retail sector. …

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The countdown to the break up of the Euro has officially begun

The results of the elections in France and Greece have made it abundantly clear that there is a tremendous backlash against the austerity approach that Germany has been pushing. All over Europe, prominent politicians and incumbent political parties are being voted out.  In fact, Nicolas Sarkozy has become the 11th …

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One of the greatest speeches ever made

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q03cWio-zjk[/youtube]   Ron Paul: This may well be the last time I speak on the House Floor.  At the end of the year I’ll leave Congress after 23 years in office over a 36 year period.  My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today:  promote peace …

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Ayahuasca stimulates brain to fight Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome

Shaman ayahuasca brew ceremony Brazil

Ayahuasca, a powerful hallucinogenic drug, stimulates the brain to fight the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, a new study reveals. The research, carried out in Brazil, comes amid a growing swell of studies examining the health benefits of the hallucinogenic, psychoactive drug. Most investigations have focused on how an …

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The story behind Donald Trump’s wealth

Donald Trump wealth

Courtesy of The Money Project, a collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money. In this motion graphic video, we break down the full story behind Donald Trump’s wealth. Not only do we examine his major business successes and …

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21 signs that Americans are the unhappiest people on the planet

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How can we possibly be so miserably unhappy? For a nation that supposedly “has it all”, we sure are depressed. In America today, suicide rates are soaring, antidepressant use is skyrocketing and virtually every new survey that comes out shows that we are deeply dissatisfied about something. But we live …

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CIA interventions in Syria: a brief history

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This partial timeline provides evidence that the U.S. government and Obama in particular bear a significant responsibility for the Syrian war and the results of that war. Obama approved elements of CIA plans that go back over 65 years. The CIA meddling is distinct from the Pentagon’s failed plan to …

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British banker goes ‘American Psycho’ in Hong Kong

Rurik Jutting psycho

The excesses of 1980s New York investment banking as captured best (and with just a dose of hyperbole) by Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho may be long gone in the US, but they certainly are alive and well in other banking meccas, such as the one place where every financier …

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IRS stealing money from perfectly legal bank accounts

IRS money grab

The Internal Revenue Service has been seizing bank accounts belonging to small businesses and individuals who regularly made deposits of less than $10,000, but broke no laws. And the government is refusing to return all the money taken. The practice ‒ called civil asset forfeiture ‒ allows IRS agents to …

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The 10 point plan to defeat GMOs

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Monsanto seems intent on taking over the food supply of the entire world. Their sterile, toxic seeds are in every corner of the globe.  Hungary recently made headlines for burning 1000 acres of fields of GMO crops to the ground. Dozens of nations have banned, or at the very least, …

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The Death of Retail

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If the economy is improving, then why are many of the largest retail chains in America closing hundreds of stores?  When I was growing up, Sears, J.C. Penney, Best Buy and RadioShack were all considered to be unstoppable retail powerhouses. But now it is being projected that all of them …

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Fukushima nuclear disaster was ‘man-made’ says damning new report

The operator of the power plant, Japanese government and regulators are all criticised in report by parliamentary panel ‘They effectively betrayed the nation’s right to be safe from nuclear accidents’ says report The findings call for further investigation into the impact of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake on the reactors at Fukushima …

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